Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rotary Fast Fact - The UN

Many Rotary projects parallel the U.N. Millennium Development Goals. Rotary service projects worldwide help reduce child mortality (Goal 4) and improve maternal health (Goal 5) by addressing preventable childhood diseases, including polio; providing nutritional supplements and potable water; offering reproductive health education; and donating medical services and equipment. In 2008 and 2009, more than 10,000 Rotary club members worldwide attended child survival conferences, which generated US$500,000 toward related projects. In addition, Rotary supports the United Nations' new child nutrition initiative, Renewed Efforts Against Child Hunger (REACH).

From Rotary: Navigating the Global Network E-Newsletter. To join this email letter, click here.

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